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  • Actors: Michael Aldridge, Jeremy Irons, Mel Martin, Christopher Blake, Beatrix Lehmann
  • Directors: Christopher Hodson, Tony Wharmby
  • Producers: Love for Lydia - 5-DVD Box Set
  • Format: Import, PAL, Widescreen
  • Subtitles: Dutch
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Just Bridge
  • Run Time: 655.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004OJKWE2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,155 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Netherlands released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Surround ), Dutch ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Box Set, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Adapted from the novel by H.E. Bates, the British miniseries Love for Lydia featured Mel Martin in the title role. A young and giddy heiress, Lydia spent the better part of the 1930s holding several eligible bachelors in her thrall. Meanwhile, long-suffering Edward Richardson (Christopher Blake), convinced that he'd be the heroine's one true love if only given the chance, stood quietly on the sidelines as the impulsive Lydia toyed with the emotions of his rivals. The 13 hour-long episodes of Love for Lydia were originally aired over London Weekend Television in 1977, then telecast in America as part of PBS' Masterpiece Theatre anthology beginning September 23, 1979. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, ...Love for Lydia - 5-DVD Box Set

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A rhythm person on 20 Aug. 2013
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In the 1970s and early 1980s, we were treated to superb dramas. To Serve Them All My Days - Complete Collection [DVD]; Edward And Mrs Simpson [DVD]; Edward The Seventh [DVD] [1975]; Nancy Astor [DVD] to name but a few. Love For Lydia, first shown on ITV in 1977 was a thirteen part series that took modern classics into a sphere of their own. Coupled with Brideshead Revisited - Complete Series [DVD], these two dramas set the bar so high, very few serials since have even come close.

Love For Lydia is H E Bates' finest moment - his opus - his semi-autobiographical novel. Set in East Northamptonshire (close to the countryside that surrounded Bates as a young man) between Rushden and Kettering, the novel charts the calculating captivating heiress Lydia Aspen as she comes of age and changes completely from an isolated shy girl into a flapping free spirited woman. It also charts the life of a young writer Edward Richardson as he falls in love with Lydia, makes a lifelong pledge to love her all his life, but slowly sees his pledge come crashing on the rocks as Lydia demands more and more attention from other suitors, two of which are Edward's best friends.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By D. CHESTERS on 10 July 2009
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I first watched this on TV as a young boy around 13. It stuck in my memory, as even at that imressionable age it had the power to bring me to tears, and made me fall in love with the character of Lydia, played so beautifully by Mel Martin. This drama is so engageing because you care about the characters that are so well cast in it. I ended up watching the whole series in three days, and I enjoyed it just as much as I did back in my youth. A great series to relax with and watch at a slower pace.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Paul R on 24 Dec. 2008
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I'm not even going to bother writing my own review because I agree with everything that Mr K J Mckenna said, with the exception, rather than cut corners as so often happened with rival BBC classic serial adaptations, the producers here added an extra episode which covered Richardson's time in London. Pure genius, spare no expence and improve on Bates' brilliance.
Thank you Julian Bond.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Mr. K. J. Mckenna on 21 Aug. 2008
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Love For Lydia is one of the best drama series you will ever buy; it is also exceptional value for money. This television adaptation of H.E. Bate's best novel is old-school television production of the highest quality. Made in 1977 it is organised into thirteen episodes on six discs and lasts for 650 minutes - almost 11 hours of top quality entertainment. H.E. Bates is a modern writer - he died in 1974 - and is England's most underrated and prolific writer.While I say he is a modern writer, in terms of the time in which he lived, in style, he belongs to a different generation. He is, essentially, a pastoral writer, writing with great detail and authority about the English countryside.
Love For Lydia is set in `Edensford' a small town in the English Midlands. The arrival of Lydia, a neice of the wealthy Aspen Family and a young, gauche and seemingly fragile young woman, brings substantial and tragic change to the lives of others in the small semi-rural community, as she interacts with the others with whom she comes into contact. The story begins in the 1920s at the hight of gay young things and the `flapping' dance craze. Lydia, an amoral, hedonistic `butterfly, flits between the young men she encounters, causing jealously, fist fights, pledges of love, broken hearts and death. As a person, we should despise her and her worthless `high-society' type. As a character, brilliantly played by Mel Martin we love, hate and above all are utterly captivated by her - exactly the effect she must have had on the young men she encountered. Martin gives the performance of a lifetime in the lead role and how this actress did not go on to dominate stage, film and television, I will never understand. Other lead roles are played by Christopher Blake, Peter Davidson and Jeremy Irons.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Silver TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 7 Jan. 2010
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I've always been a fan of H E Bates and Love for Lydia is my favourite book of his. I can't tell you how many times I've read it, so I was a bit doubtful as to how faithful this TV adaptation would be to the book. Well, I can honestly say that, except for the scenes with Richardson in London, I could almost follow the series word for word.
As others have said, Bates isn't known for action but for his wonderful evocation of an England long gone peopled by well drawn characters who you actually have feelings for, be they annoying or sympathetic.
I don't know how I missed seeing this in 1977 but better late than never. I received this box set for Christmas from my daughter and it's simply marvelous.
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